SCCARC REPEATER OPERATION AND CONTROL POLICY

SCCARC operates two repeaters one operating on
147.225 MHz, + 600 KHz offset, 146.2 tone (2m.)
443.250 MHz, + 5.0 MHz offset, 146.2 tone (70 cm).

Two scheduled nets are run by SCCARC,
147.225 MHz every Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
443.250 MHz every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
147.225 MHz at 5:00 p.m. weedays(Dog Walking Net)

RESTRICTED USE HOURS

The Repeater Operating Practices within the ARRL Repeater Directory suggest that during commuter rush hours local use of the repeaters be restricted.

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Sun City Center has few commuters and the repeaters are rarely used during these hours, therefore, it is requested that during the above hours care should be taken to keep comments as short as possible and to allow extra time between transmissions so breakers can be heard.

It is recommended that simplex be used whenever possible. It is suggested that the following simplex frequencies be programmed into our radio memories:

146.520 MHz and 146.460 MHz

HT to Base Station communications will more than likely work on simplex whereas HT to HT may have less success.

Members are encouraged to use the repeater during non restricted hours for training purposes. Schedule times when our newer members could meet you on frequency and develop their skills. This equipment is for our use; use it with courtesy to all.

Auto patch and Speed Dial Telephone Service is available for local telephone calls via hand held or mobile radios through the 147.225 MHz repeater. Those members of SCCARC interested in using this service should contact a member of the Executive Committee, with questions or assignment of speed dial numbers. Confidential instructions will be issued when a speed dial number is assigned.

DURING EMERGENCIES THE REPEATERS ARE DEDICATED TO RESPOND TO THE EMERGENCY and are obviously restricted. Emergency drills are always well publicized ahead of time. Remember the cardinal rule listen before you talk.

In the event the repeater(s) must be shut down contact any member of the Executive Committee.